Category Archives: Hinsdale County

Reader Sim Savage Relates His High Adventure

Sometimes I get emails just too good to pass up. Here’s Sim Savage’s adventure in his own words: Dave: Many thanks for the thorough and expedient response to my query ! I am greatly appreciative. This trip I have planned … Continue reading

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2010 Riding Summary

Reader John Fischer asked for an overview map to help orient those not familiar with the area. Whew! What you see below is it. The map stretches from Silverton at the south to Montrose at the north. I think every … Continue reading

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Silverjack Reservoir GPS Track with Details

Silverjack Reservoir is a favorite destination in these parts, with easy access for camping, including places to bring in travel trailers. This post provides and describes the GPS track—the photos of Owl Creek are here, West Fork here, Middle Fork … Continue reading

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San Juan Mountains Back Country Trail Maps

There are any number of maps of the high country trails round here. One that is free is “Four Wheeling in the San Juans” and is available from the Ouray Chamber of Commerce, 970-325-4746. The Chamber’s high country map is … Continue reading

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Fun Labor Day Ride with Kevin and Aaron

Reader Kevin Gowins left a comment for me (see on this page) that he’d be in the area over the Labor Day weekend on vacation from his home in Texas. Sure enough, he camped outside Lake City. My friend Aaron … Continue reading

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Stony Pass and Kite Lake—San Juan CR 3 and 3A

I’d heard there was a pass from Silverton that would take me to the Rio Grande headwaters. Indeed there is—Stony Pass—and I traveled over it on August 6th to see the Rio Grande and more. The detailed GPS track is … Continue reading

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Cinnamon Pass and American Basin

I set out yesterday for American Basin to see how the wildflowers were. I was not disappointed (see here). The photo of me posing by the Cinnamon Pass sign was taken by a handy tourist. The alpine area between Ouray, … Continue reading

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Wildflowers in American Basin near Cinnamon Pass

On our first visit to this area together, in 1998, we stayed outside Lake City. The B&B owner suggested we check out American Basin, which is right where the road up to Cinnamon Pass gets serious. (See separate post here … Continue reading

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